Beijing outscored Shandong 32-15 in the second quarter. Five Beijing players scored in double figures, led by Tang Yu's 20 points. Wang Chengcheng helped with 14 points.
"Now I value my health a lot more, because it is horrible being stopped for so long and you really suffer," explained the 24-year-old, who is now looking forward to the new campaign.
Chen Meng (L) of Shandong and Wang Manyu of Heilongjiang react during the women's doubles final match against Sun Yingsha of Hebei and Wang Yidi of Liaoning at the 2020 Chinese National Table Tennis Championships in Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)
Five Zhejiang players scored in double digits. Wang Haimei shot 10 of 18 from the field, including five 3-pointers, to score 27 points. Huang Jiali bagged 21.
"From 2017 to 2019, through the FIVB Projects Platform, FIVB approved a total of 80 projects for Asia (including Oceania) out of 87 applications. This is a huge approval rate of 92 percent," said the FIVB president.
His manager points out that he deserves to get promoted due to his qualities instead of his famous name.
The first half produced only one solid chance when Slovakia's Ondrej Duda tested visiting goalkeeper Darren Randolph in the final minute.
Slovan Bratislava, one of the top title-contenders, was also close to losing its third in succession but managed to edge out Miskolc in OT to earn the first points of the season.
"Petra is such a tough player. She has got an aggressive game and a huge serve. I'm super proud of myself," added Kenin.
Hebei is still winless going into the season. Guo finished with a game-high 31 points. Chen Jinting and Ma Wen added 15 and 13 respectively.
That did spark the momentum for the Greek, he broke Djokovic's service in the 12th again to claim the set and won another in the fourth.